Here You can access many useful tools to handle Your media as well as read more information about Your discs.
At the top of the page contents You can see some general information about Your disc. Not all discs provide whole set of information, sometimes drive doesn't let us read them. Nevertheless here is the description of each line:
Medium type - tells what kind of medium is actually in Your optical device. -ROM drives are not able to report proper information, thus You will always see *ROM, no matter what kind of medium You put in. Currently FryingPan is able to report CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, DVD±Rs, DVD±RWs and DVD-RAMs. All these media (perhaps except for DVD-RAM) are supported by the program.
Vendor field reports information about the media vendor. For now this works only for CD media.
Disc state will show You some more or less accurate information about Your disc. Here You will be informed that Your disc is finalised, random writable or damaged.
Disc contents reports how many tracks and, possibly, sessions have been written to the disc so far. It also reports empty tracks on writable discs.
Medium quality - here You can get some information about the quality of Your discs. Don't get offended reading reports; these information are hardcoded by manufacturer of Your media.
Disc ID simply shows the disc ID. Nothing really important.
Bar code reports the disc bar code, provided both media and drive support it.
Catalog number contains Media Catalog Number (MCN) of the current CD, provided it has been written to it.
Disc size tells how much space Your disc holds or can hold. Closed and finalised discs will report the total amount of bytes/blocks that have been written to them.
Read speeds shows at what speeds Your drive can read. Just so that You know.
Write speeds - just like above, this time about writing. If these information are wrong, please read "Configuring Drive - Probe Speeds" chapter.
Buttons below Media information area have the following meaning:
Update will force the program to re-read media information.
Erase has the meaning only for Re-Writable media; it's purpose is to erase the contents of Your disc using a method selected with the cycle gadget nearby.
Erase mode (set to "Entire disc, quick" on picture above) sets one of the available methods of blanking Your media.
Close session may be useful if writing was interrupted for some reason, but the disc is not damaged; You don't want to use it.
Close disc does pretty the same job, but after this You will no longer be able to write anything to Your disc. You don't want to use it either.